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Definition 1: cite as an authority; resort to - [verb of communication]

Samples where invoke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He invoked the law that would save him
  • I appealed to the law of 1900
  • She invoked an ancient law

Synonyms for invoke in the sense of this definition

(invoke is a kind of ...) make reference to

"His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

Definition 2: request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection - [verb of communication]

Samples where invoke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • appeal to somebody for help
  • Invoke God in times of trouble

Synonyms for invoke in the sense of this definition

(invoke is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(... is a kind of invoke ) appeal or request earnestly

"I pleaded with him to stop"

(... is a kind of invoke ) have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to

"She called on her Representative to help her" "She turned to her relatives for help"

Definition 3: summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic - [verb of creation]

Samples where invoke or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raise the specter of unemployment
  • he conjured wild birds in the air
  • call down the spirits from the mountain

Synonyms for invoke in the sense of this definition

(invoke is a kind of ...) cause to become available for use, either literally or figuratively

"clicking on the icon calls up the program" "the author's description of the banquet called up delicious aromas" "running into an old friend summoned up memories of her childhood"

(... is a kind of invoke ) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon

"The bad witch cursed the child"

(... is a kind of invoke ) give a benediction to

"The dying man blessed his son"

(invoke has a similar meaning as ...) evoke or provoke to appear or occur

"Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"

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